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Department of the Army, DoD.


Notice of open committee meeting.


The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the USMA Board of Visitors (BoV). This meeting is open to the public. For more information about the BoV, its membership and its activities, please visit the BoV Web site at​bov/​SitePages/​Home.aspx.


The USMA BoV will meet from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2015. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting will be required to show a government photo ID upon entering the Capitol Visitors Center in order to gain access to the meeting location. All members of the public are subject to security screening.


Capitol Visitors Center, Room HVC-200, the entrance is at the intersection of First Street SE. and East Capitol, Washington, DC 20515.

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Mrs. Deadra K. Ghostlaw, the Designated Federal Officer for the committee, in writing at: Secretary of the General Staff, ATTN: Deadra K. Ghostlaw, 646 Swift Road, West Point, NY 10996; by email at: or; or by telephone at (845) 938-4200.

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The committee meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150.

Purpose of the Meeting: This is the 2015 Fall Meeting of the USMA BoV. Members of the Board will be provided updates on Academy issues.

Proposed Agenda: The Board Chair will discuss the following topics: The next meeting date: Monday, March 28, or April 4, 2016, at West Point, NY and give a summary of discussion topics. The Superintendent will then give the following updates: Key Past/Upcoming Events Since last Board of Visitors Meeting, Achievements/Accomplishments; Strategic Offsite (Assessment and Actions); Cadet Summer Training Highlights; Class of 2020 Admissions Update; Class of 2016 Branching Update; Outreach to the Army (Faculty Operational Experience, Department of the Army/Department of Defense Research); New York City Outreach by Cadets; Barracks Update; Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention and Cadets Against Sexual Harassment/Assault Program Update; Update on Plebe Pillow Fight, Boxing, and Grand Alliance Concussion Study; and Budget update

Public's Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165 and subject to the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first to arrive basis. Attendees are requested to submit their name, affiliation, and daytime phone number seven business days prior to the meeting to Mrs. Ghostlaw, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public attending the committee meeting will not be permitted to present questions from the floor or speak to any issue under consideration by the committee. Because the meeting of the committee will be held in a Federal Government facility on a military post, security screening is required. A government photo ID is required to enter post. Please note that security and gate guards have the right to inspect vehicles and persons seeking to enter and exit the installation. The House Visitors Center, Washington, DC is fully handicap accessible, with elevators and escalators available throughout the building. Wheelchairs are available for check out at the North and South coat checks; a driver's license is required, and will be held until the wheelchair is returned. For additional information about public access procedures, contact Mrs. Ghostlaw, the committee's Designated Federal Officer, at the email address or telephone number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

Written Comments or Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140 and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the public or interested organizations may submit written comments or statements to the committee, in response to the stated agenda of the open meeting or in regard to the committee's mission in general. Written comments or statements should be submitted to Mrs. Ghostlaw, the committee Designated Federal Officer, via electronic mail, the preferred mode of submission, at the address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Each page of the comment or statement must include the author's name, title or affiliation, address, and daytime phone number. Written comments or statements being submitted in response to the agenda set forth in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Official at least seven business days prior to the meeting to be considered by the committee. The Designated Federal Official will review all timely submitted written comments or statements with the committee Chairperson, and ensure the comments are provided to all members of the committee before the meeting. Written comments or statements received after this date may not be provided to the committee until its next meeting.

The committee Designated Federal Official and Chairperson may choose to invite certain submitters to present their comments verbally during the open portion of this meeting or at a future meeting. The Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the committee Chairperson, may allot a specific amount of time for submitters to present their comments verbally.

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Brenda S. Bowen,

Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2015-27238 Filed 10-26-15; 8:45 am]